Science and medical journals

Reviews of peer-reviewed and other significant articles in science and medical journals.

Endocrine Society releases statement on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine Society releases statement on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

The Endocrine Society has released a statement on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs): An endocrine-disrupting compound was defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “an exogenous agent that interferes with synthesis, secretion, transport, metabolism, binding action, or elimination of natural blood-borne hormones that are present in the body and are responsible for homeostasis, reproduction,…
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Richard Goldschmidt: “Intersexuality and the Endocrine Aspect of Sex”

Richard Goldschmidt: “Intersexuality and the Endocrine Aspect of Sex”

Richard Goldschmidt, in proposing the term intersex, noted the limitations of previous terminology and the significance of his different approach to the subject. Goldschmidt proposed that better terminology was needed when intersex was viewed from the then new perspective of “cytology, genetics, teratology, physiology, serology, endocrinology, etc.” He also invited endocrinologists to view sex differentiation…
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Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism: “Report of Fertility in a Woman with a Predominantly 46,XY Karyotype in a Family with Multiple Disorders of Sexual Development”

Fertility is extremely rare for people with most intersex diagnoses, so much so that they typically are a case for study. A 46,XY mother who developed as a normal woman underwent spontaneous puberty, reached menarche, menstruated regularly, experienced two unassisted pregnancies, and gave birth to a 46,XY daughter with complete gonadal dysgenesis. Context: We report…
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